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The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption

C. Raj Kumar

in Corruption and Human Rights in India

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198077329
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0006
The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption

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This chapter examines the proposal for the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in India. It contends that this proposal recognizes the inherent challenges of any institutional approach to seeking reforms, given the bottlenecks and obstacles for enforcement of the rule of law. It discusses the necessary framework for a successful anti-corruption agency, according to Transparency International. These include committed political backing at the highest levels of government, adequate resources to undertake its mission, and adequate powers of access to documentation and for the questioning of witnesses.

Keywords: ICAC; India; anti-corruption agency; institutional approach; Transparency International; political backing; adequate resources

Chapter.  13198 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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